The Inter-Canyon League Presents the 42nd Annual Silverado Country Fair & Art Festival October 13-14th, 2012, in the Scenic Santa Ana Mountains

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'Fetch yer' wagons' and come on out to Silverado to experience how the last of the “Simple Folk” join hands for a jamboree. The annual event features “Unparade” Sat morning at 9 am followed by a two day Country Fair of Wild West action, all day Live Musicians, Art & Craft Vendors, Food & Beverages, Children’s Games & Silly Contests! Don’t miss the Saturday night Blues Fest 5-10 pm.

Where the heck is the Silverado Country Fair? Just miles from the inner city life of Orange County, lies the little ‘ole town of Silverado Canyon. This country town of less than 1,500 residents was once inhabited by the Juaneno Native American tribe then later part of the 1800’s silver boom! The 42nd Annual Silverado Country Fair promises to be one of the best family events of the season and will explore the wonders of the area’s Old West rustic culture, great live music, tasty food, handmade arts and crafts, family games and silly ‘ole timey’ contests, all nestled under the Oak trees below Orange County’s famous Saddleback Mountain.

The Inter-Canyon League presents the 42nd Annual Silverado Country Fair & Art Festival on October 13th-14th, 2012. The event kicks off at 9 am with an annual Silverado Country Fair “Unparade” of canyon characters, wagon driven-store robbin’ outlaws, horseback riders, scouts, dancers and classic cars. You can best view the live action from the Silverado Café or the Canyon Market! The Country Fair event opens at 10:00 AM with live performances of music, dancing and gun ‘slingin’ fun, local art & craft merchants and the “by golly tastiest and wholesomest’ country cookin’ ya ever ate” both Saturday and Sunday. Highlighting the event will be the Silverado Characters, infamous for “robbing” local stores and shooting varmints, along side Spurs n’ Satin, the 1800’s re-enactment group who will be getting everyone in the spirit of the “Wild West!” Country, Bluegrass, Classic Rock & Blues bands will entertain throughout the day, including the Folk Americana award winning artist Nicole Vaughn, and new young singer/songwriter Maya Burns. The Saturday Night Blues Fest will rock the canyons with live Blues from 5-10 pm with special guest performances by Three Blind Mice and the Oozie Blues. Sunday’s line-up may include the Girl Scouts Folklorico Dancers, Canyon Creek Ramblers, Norm & Robin Sancho and closes 3-5 pm with a hillbilly hoedown sure to get dancin' feet a’movin!

The Silverado Country Fair is held at the Silverado Community Center, located just one mile into Silverado Canyon, and only minutes away from the cities of Orange, Lake Forest, Santa Margarita and Irvine. Come experience one of the last Wild West towns of the OC and invite your friends and family. All are welcome to dress hillbilly western and bring a country attitude. Remember...“No Hooch, No Pooch”

Date:     Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14th, 2012
Time:     Daytime Fair 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, both Saturday and Sunday
     Saturday Night Music Fest: 5-10 pm (Saturday only)
Location: Silverado Community Center, 27641 Silverado Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA, 92676
Cost:    Daytime adult admission: $5 / Kids 3-12 are $3, under 3 are free
        Saturday Night Music Fest: $5 for everyone

  • Proceeds from this event will go to the Silverado Children’s Center, Silverado Library and the Canyon Watch volunteer emergency radio team.

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